Monday, October 17, 2011

Meet the family for October 17, 2011

COTTON/WOODEN-FAMILY LINE

FENNER/WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Arthur Fenner
is 392 years old today, born in 1619.  Arthur is the boys' 11th great-grandfather.  Father of Phoebe Fenner who married William Ward and begot Thomas Ward, Sr. the father of our next contestant.

WARD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Thomas Ward, Jr.
is 327 years old today, born in 1684. Tom is the boys' 8th great-grandfather, father of Rebeckah Ward who married William Cotton in 1742.

COOK/GOLD/COTTON/WOODEN/BRIDGFORTH-DAY
Sarah Cook
died 300 years ago today in 1711.  Sarah is the second wife of the boys' 9th great-grandfather, Nathan Gold, Jr.  I don't know her birth date or any marriage information, but they begot 5 children between 1699 and 1711 when she died.  Strangely, I show her dieing on this day in Oct of 1711 and giving birth to Joseph Gold on October 21, 1711.  Not likely, but it is probable that she died in child birth.  Our line follows Nathan's first wife, Hannah Talcott who begot 7 children with Nathan before she likely died in child birth in 1696, giving birth to Sarah Gold, the boys' 8th great-grandaunt and sister of Samuel Gold who later married Esther Bradley and begot the boys' 7th great-grandfather, Abel Gold in 1727.  Abel married Ellen Burr and are the parents of Talcott Gold who apparently was named after his great-grandmother Hannah Talcott.

HULGAN-FAMILY LINE

BAXTER/COPELAND/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
James Baxter
died 117 years ago today, in 1894 at the age of 82 in Fort Payne, AL.  James is Ella and Mason's 5th great-granduncle, the brother of Martha Baxter who married John Copeland and are Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandparents.

WEST/CHAMBERS/HULGAN/HOSLER-KNOWLES
John West
is 221 years old today, born in 1790.  John is also Ella and Mason's 5th great-grandfather, and father of William H. West who married Delila Caroline Martin and begot Sarah Matilda West in 1857.

NAUGHER-FAMILY LINE

SANFORD/NAUGHER
James Pace Sanford
is 132 years old today, born in 1879. James and Pronce are twins and are Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  Their mother is Sarah Jane Naugher and her father is Daniel Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-granduncle, the brother of Robert Marion Naugher, Tara and Calum's 3rd great-grandfather.

SANFORD/NAUGHER
Pronce Sanford
is 132 years old today born in 1879.  Pronce is Tara and Calum's 2nd cousin 3 times removed.  His mother is Sarah Jane Naugher, 1st cousin 4 times removed.  Sarah's father is Daniel Naugher, the brother of 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Service Naugher born in 1851 to Robert Marion Naugher and Mary Ann Reedy in Alabama.

BROWN/MYER-FAMILY LINE

KELLEY/McMURRAY/MAYNE/BROWN/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
John B (Bull) Kelley
died 92 years ago today in 1919 at the age of 77 in Cherokee, AL.  John is the kids' 4th great-granduncle, the brother of Lucy Ann Kelley who married William M. McMurry in 1873.

MYER/BROWN-FAMILY LINE

BARNETT/MEYER/MYER/HAWKINS-HULGAN/JENNINGS-HOSLER-KNOWLES
Benjamin Harrison Barnett
died 116 years ago today in 1895 at age 76.  Ben is the kids' 1st cousin 7 times removed, whose father is Benjamin Johnson Barnett, the brother of 6th great-grandfather, David Barnett who married Sarah Phillips April, 7, 1791 in Oglethorpe county, GA and begot 9 children.  Sarah died in 1819 and David married Louvicy Hayes on February 18, 1819 in Madison GA and they had 8 more children for a total of 17.  Abel M. Barnett, the kids 5th great-grandfather was born to David and Sarah in 1813.

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